Dance 118:

African Dance

with Maya Kadakia

About this Course:  In this course, we’ll look at the technique and practice of several basic African dance forms with study of their individual musical, historical and cultural contexts.

Dance 118: African Dance Times


Dance 118: African Dance Dates
May 30 –
June 25
Dance 118: African Dance Credits
Dance 118: African Dance Questions


Meet Your Professor

Maya Kadakia

African Dance

Maya Kadakia is currently an Associate Lecturer in the UW-Madison Dance Department teaching African Dance.  She is a professional dancer and teacher who possesses an understanding of the cultural traditions of West African dance, an acute sense of rhythm, an engaging and patient teaching persona, and a passionate, creative ability to express herself through movement.  She is multi-skilled in various West African traditions and is able to translate those skills into performances well-suited to Western audiences which express the amazing tradition, culture and history of West Africa.  She is currently involved in two companies based in Madison, Kikeh Mato Afro-Pop and Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble. (Source)


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